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The CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) will launch the Mobile Exhibition “The Fading Colours of Coral” in October 2023, to showcase potential threats of climate change on marine ecology, with the aim of inspiring students to adopt new thinking and take practical action to address climate change.
Programme Details (Chinese version only)
The exhibits in this section are based on the valuable collection from Dr Rebecca Lee, the renowned environmentalist and explorer, built through her lifelong fieldwork in the "Three Poles" (the North Pole, the South Pole and Mount Everest) and network with research institutes in mainland China. This collection offers a vivid demonstration to visitors on global warming and climate change, as well as the macroscopic impacts.
Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring is a collection of interactive multimedia presentation of the many types of environmental and climate information derived from Earth-orbiting satellites and other advanced technology. The visitors will be able to explore by themselves, through the application of geo-information science, how the Earth is changing in time and space and how climate change may impact the environment and their daily lives.
Research and Innovation at CUHK showcases the Chinese University’s innovative research results across a wide spectrum of environmental science and energy technology. Visitors are informed of not only the latest research developments and technological advances, but also the future potentials in these fields to combat climate change.
Environmental efforts require the community’s support. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has for years supported a significant number of projects to promote environmental protection in Hong Kong. This section presents major initiatives of the Club that have helped pioneer new thinking on how to protect the environment in the local community. With the aid of multimedia interactive exhibits, the exhibition promotes United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – and aims to inspire the visitors to get involved in waste-reduction action and to live a green lifestyle.
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1. Living Greener
Greenhouse gas emissions are produced at every stage of a product’s lifetime: production, transportation, sale and disposal. Every product we choose to use or every action we take in our everyday life has implications for our carbon footprint. With the aid of augmented reality, the module offers practical things we can do to incorporate sustainability into our daily life.
2. Cast Away on an Urban Heat Island
The urban heat island (UHI) effect caused by closely-packed clusters of buildings in thriving cities like Hong Kong makes us feel hotter than we should. Learn in 3D more about heat islands and their relationship with climate change through our hologram. Let’s learn what needs to be done to make our city breathe naturally again.
3. Cut Carbon Farm
We rightly expect scientists and governments to mitigate the effects of climate change. But we too must play our part, and we can each make a vital individual contribution. This augmented-reality module will tell you what you need to know about carbon emissions and the environmental impacts of food production. When we eat, let’s think about how our food choices will affect the climate and the wellbeing of future generations.
5. Climate History Gallery
The Earth’s climate has changed continuously throughout history. With augmented-reality technology, this module walks you through the dramatic history of climate change in 3D, showing how the international community first became aware of the threat posed by global warming, and what it is doing now to meet this threat.
Remote-sensing technological advances have enabled scientists to monitor and better understand changes in the Earth’s system on a global scale. This hologram explores climate change in time and space in terms of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global temperature, Arctic sea ice extent and changes in the masses of ice sheets, Antarctic ozone hole condition, coral bleaching and global energy usage.
7. Ice Secrets
Glaciers, which consist of masses of compressed snow laid down year after year, preserve a detailed record of climatic change stretching back into the distant past. Scientists have been able to reveal details of the earth’s climate history over the past 800,000 years by drilling into the ice sheets and analysing the ice cores collected. This module reveals the secrets of the ice cores.
The Arctic is home to diverse groups of animals. Many of these animals are losing habitats as a result of climate change, which is thinning the ice sheets and shrinking the coverage of sea ice. A warmer climate has allowed southern plant species to invade the Arctic region. Unless checked, this invasion will eventually replace the tundra with forests and make the land uninhabitable to many native animals. Let’s learn more about the different arctic animals and their characteristics and habits in this augmented-reality module.